Living off campus? Click on any of the links below for information to help you have a positive experience.
Leaving Cortland and heading home for an extended time? Remember to contact US Postal Service at USPS.com to change your address or to hold your mail. Click on the "Quick Tools" heading.
Fall 2021 Red Dragon Safe - Guidelines for off campus living during a pandemic
Fall 2021 Move-in tips for students living off campus - broken down into "Prior to Arrival" and "Upon Arrival"
The Campus Activities and Corey Union Office provides a list of available inspected properties to students as a service to make the transition from on-campus living to off-campus living safer and a little bit easier. All the properties contained in this housing list have been inspected and found to be in compliance with local and state ordinances as they pertain to multiple residencies.
Please Note: SUNY Cortland does not inspect, approve or supervise the premises described, and the College does not become a party to private landlord-prospective tenant matters. Information regarding the premises has been provided by the landlord and the College makes no guarantee to its veracity by inclusion of the premises on this list. You are encouraged to learn and understand all of your rights, responsibilities and protections afforded under the law before signing any rental agreement.
The Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Off-Campus Housing List can be accessed by opening the following link:
Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Off-Campus Housing List (PDF) as of November 1, 2021
This listing will updated on May 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 1 each year.
Any desired updates must be received at least two weeks prior to the dates listed above.
To access the Off-Campus Housing List in the PDF file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Attention Landlords: If you would like your rental properties included on the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Off-Campus Housing List, we have included the Information Letter and the Housing Registration Listing Sheet below. This list will go live on Feb. 1, 2022 with all materials needing to be received by Jan. 14, 2022.
Our office also keeps information about apartments that are available to sub-let from SUNY Cortland students. For students transferring to SUNY Cortland, this is a good option to obtain off-campus housing. If you have questions, would like a printed version of any of the housing lists, or would like to receive information and/or literature regarding moving off campus, please call our office at 607-753-2322 or visit us in Corey Union, Room 406 to get a copy of this list.
The Campus Activities and Corey Union Office and the Student Government Association (SGA) provide students with information and services to help them meet the unique challenges and opportunities of off-campus living. Be sure to review our Off-Campus Living booklet. Always consider Off Campus Safety concerns when considering where to live. Other free resources available in the office include:
For students who have legal questions pertaining to their lease, security deposit or any other issue, the Student Government Association provides SUNY Cortland students a one-time free 15 minute referral with a local attorney as an avenue to receive legal guidance to help students with their specific situation. Interested students should contact the SGA Office to set make an appointment (607-753-4816). This service is only available during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Students should also refer to the City of Cortland's Code Enforcement Division to learn about the city's "Rental Housing Law" as it pertains to student housing. Or students can Report a Code Violation electronically. The City of Cortland published Living Off Campus? Learn Your Rights as a Tenant (PDF).
Note: In the event students are faced with unsafe living conditions of any kind, they should immediately call the City of Cortland Code Enforcement Office at 607-753-1741 and/or the Cortland County Health Department at 607-753-5306.
For more information, contact the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office at 607-753-2322.